Geja’s Cafe: Fondue for Two

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For old school romance in Chicago, look no further than Geja’s Cafe. Romantic through and through, Geja’s specializes in that decadent, luxurious, and just a little bit campy dish known as fondue. Equal parts Swiss, Italian, and French in origin, fondue involves dipping bits of bread, meat, or fruit into warm pots of melted cheese, chocolate, caramel, and other sauces. Armed with long forks, you and your date are bound to have an intimate experience as you spear, twirl, and savor your delicious morsels from the fire-warmed pot. At this historic restaurant—it dates back to 1965, when the fondue craze first hit the States—you’ll have plenty of choices for what to spear and what you’d like to dip it in. There’s nothing like sitting across the table from your darling, enjoying bites of savory meat, fish, or vegetables coated in warm, melted Gruyere — except, perhaps, sharing strawberries dipped in melted chocolate while firelight dances in your partner’s eyes. Since romance does not live on fondue alone, Geja’s offers a nine-page wine list that includes bottles from around the world and wines by the glass. The wine, the décor, the live Flamenco music, and everything else in place at Geja’s Cafe is rich, sumptuous, and conducive to lingering. Do just that and order coffee or after-dinner cocktails as you take in one of the most romantic scenes in the Windy City.

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Geja's Cafe

230 West Armitage Avenue Chicago IL 60614

(773) 281-9101

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